Claire Batchelor

Biography


Claire Batchelor is an experienced composer, arranger, producer and performer writing bespoke music for media.  She has recently recorded at Abbey Road for In-Spired, composed music for UK TV adverts Bathstore, Ribena and Richardson’s Holidays, arranged the British national anthem for The Sunday Times radio advert, arranged a live chamber version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ for Disney, and composed the score to ‘The Bird’, a short film starring Julia Davis (Love Actually, Gavin and Stacey) and Alastair Roberts. 

 

Claire has also composed bespoke music for several mobile games, music libraries, corporate videos and documentaries.  As a lover of film, television and gaming, her focus is to continue working in these fields, creating original compositions which are high in originality, imagination and excellence.

 

bespoke music composer Claire comes from a very musical background.  Her love of music truly got underway when she started learning the classical guitar age 7, and grew up around her parents' musical tastes from The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, to Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Grieg, Schubert and Mahler.  Her skills developed as she later took up acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, ukulele, percussion, keyboards and singing.  As a young musician Claire performed in the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, played in her first band at age 12, and was filmed in a music video for 80’s pop star Howard Jones.   She won the school music award, gained an A in GCSE Music, and continued her musical education at Amersham College, studying BND Popular Music and A-Level Music Technology.


At degree level Claire studied at Brighton University (Northbrook College) where she graduated in 2007 with a First Class BA Honors in Music Composition for Professional Media.  This degree facilitated her love of composing and producing to picture, and right away Claire sought out work wherever she could, writing for Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra, Misbourne Symphony Orchestra, and composing for the Bepanthen cinema adverts, Chloraseptic Throat Spray TV adverts, ‘The Silent Cancer’ broadcast documentary and ‘A Different Face’, an award winning broadcast documentary by Victoria Musguin.

In addition to composing and producing, Claire has always performed, and has played bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals in original acoustic, rock and indie bands, and rock and jazz covers bands.  She currently performs vocals in a jazz duo.

 

 

Stylistically Claire loves many genres of music, especially orchestral / electronic crossover, minimalism and acoustic folk.  Because her background is so varied, it enables her to enjoy listening to, composing and performing in many musical styles across the board. 

To see a list of Claire’s recent credits, please download her CV from the Hire Me page or visit the Credits page.

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Batchelor - Composer